You should find out what type of camera they expect you to bring to the class.
I would guess they would prefer a camera that has some manual controls so that they could demonstrate all aspects of exposure.
There are about a double hand-full of cameras that has those manual controls.
Here are such cameras that are available in your price range:
Im a graphic design major and I am looking to buy a good well rounded digital camera for a digital photography class that Im going to take. Im looking in the price range of 200-350$. Really I have no idea what I need or what I should look for. Any suggestions from the pros?